AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company's segments include Same Store, Other Stabilized and Development/Redevelopment. The Company develops, redevelops, acquires, owns and operates multifamily apartment communities in New England, the New York/New Jersey metro area, the Mid-Atlantic, the Pacific Northwest, and Northern and Southern California, as well as in its expansion markets of Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte, North Carolina, Southeast Florida, Dallas and Austin, Texas, and Denver, Colorado. It focuses on metropolitan areas in these regions. It owns or holds a direct or indirect ownership interest in approximately 278 operating apartment communities containing 81,803 apartment homes in 12 states and the District of Columbia and 17 wholly owned apartment communities under development. The Company operates under four core brands: Avalon, AVA, eaves by Avalon and Kanso.